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Medicine For Hydrocodone Allergy
Try anti-inflamatory: Pain medicine is tricky. That's why there are pain management specialists. There is controversy over the effectiveness and side effects of Darvon if it is still on the market where you are. Sometimes drugs like motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) alleve, or even Aspirin are more effective than you would think. There are side effects to taking too much of these like stomach and kidney issues. Questions, ask dr. ...Read more
Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more
Opiate allergy: True allergies to opiates are very rare. Usually we're talking about side effects including nausea, vomiting, constipation and other side effects. And allergic response is a particular diagnosis based on activation of the allergic system which would show up as rashes, swelling, difficulty breathing and other symptoms. ...Read more
Inflammatory respons: Allergies involve antibodies and other chemicals such as histamine that are produced in response to a substance which cause acute inflammation. Signs include runny nose, watery eyes, itching, rash (hives), nausea and dizziness. In more serious cases, swelling of the face and tongue can develop as well as anaphylactic shock which requires urgent medical intervention. ...Read more
Maybe: I agree with dr. Juster; use caution when mixing narcotics with allergy meds. But, you need to know that hydrocodone is a natural stimulant leading to mast cells releasing histamine and causing itch. Not a true allergy, rather a side effect from the drug. Anti-itch medications can help but they can also worsen drowsiness. Maybe switching to something else would be best. ...Read more
Peripheral effects: There are several mechanisms, one a true ige allergy to hydrocodone causing an immediate anapylactoid and or anyphlactic response due to mast cell mediation. More commonly the conversion of the hydrocodone to norhydrocodone or hydromorphone causing histamine release by binding to peripheral opioid receptors can cause an allergic like symptomatology or pruritic reaction. ...Read more
Yes: Should be ok at normal doses of hydrocodone (5-15 mg per dose, 3-4 times a day). At VERY high doses (more than 120 mg per day), there is a slight risk of heart arrhythmia along with things like ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) or psuedoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) due to an additive effect. ...Read more
Unliky: Quite unliky- if you have developed allergic symptoms after taking the medication for a long period of time it is more likely you are allergic to an inert binder in the pill. There are many generic manufactures of hydrocodone preparations and you may have an allergy to a specific company's product. ...Read more
Supposing someone I know has an allergy to codeine (anaphylactic reaction), can they still be safe taking derivatives like hydrocodone?
No: If they truly had anaphylaxis to codeine, almost any other opiate will do the same thing, because they are all chemically closely related and are metabolized to Codeine and morphine, which is actually the active product that reduces pain. There are non-opiate medications (opioids) like meperidine, fentanyl, Methadone and others that are different and should not cause reactions. ...Read more
I've had 2 bad reactions in the past week after taking hydrocodone and tramadol. Could I suddenly be allergic to both? No history of allergies to eith
Intolerance: Since no description on the reactions or time of onset after taking these pills, it is difficult to tell. However, allergy to these drugs are rare if happen at all. Most adverse reactions are intolerance instead of allergic to these types of drugs. Perhaps a lower dose can be tolerated but you need to talk to your doctor before taking them again. ...Read more
Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone-homatropine syrup together? I am having really bad allergies and a cough, I am asthmatic as well.
CNS depressant: The combination can be sedating. When combined, homatropine and Claritin (loratadine) can cause anticholinergic side effects. If a patient has previously used both medications in the past without any side effects, the combination should be fine in setting of asthma, "real bad allergies" and cough. ...Read more
If I was. Allergic to a pill how long after taking it would I know I took norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but I've took vicidion and lortab before what's the chance of allergy?
Minutes to hours: If you are allergic to a drug, the reaction usually occurs within minutes and 2 hours. However if the reaction is a rash, it may take several days. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is not a highly allergenic drug although you may get side effects from the opiate it contains. ...Read more
Had depo-medrol steroid injection on19th for allergies. Had shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago. Which painkillers are safe to take? Hydrocodone/acetaminophen?
None interact with:
Injection, which is a small amount of drug in one spot and not everywhere.
Frankly, the slight risk is the meloxicam (aspirin like drugs potentially increasing the bleeding risk of the injection).
then there are separate issues about the safety of narcotics/tylenol/etc cannot say in your particular case, but generally, safe. ...Read more
Hydrocodone: There is no such thing as "the best medicine". Medications are always selected by doctors based on their evaluation and assessment of the problem. Medication treatment is then tailored to this. Also doctors will dose according to the end they want to have. ...Read more
Urine drug screen: Not on routine uds.Get a more detailed answer ›
At present: No. Soon probably.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Drugs tests look for 2 essential chemicals when they look for opiates - Codeine and morphine, which are similar compounds and they are both converted into each other. Hydrocodone is metabolized into Codeine which is then transformed by acetylation to morphine. These are the final common pathway products for most, but not all, opiates. Oxycodone produces relatively little, is has separate test. ...Read more
Yes: All opiates, natural and semi-synthetic are ultimately metabolized to Codeine and morphine, and depending on when a person is tested, they may find hydrocodone, Codeine and morphine, or just hydrocodone, or just Codeine or just morphine. There are also genetic differences in how we metabolize these drugs, and those may factor in as well. ...Read more
Hi I took 1 hydrocodone-acetaminoph 7.5 350 for a headache Saturday, I have a pre- employment drug test Thursday; will I pass....???
Pass: Make sure you have the Rx to show them if it's not your meds you may be out of luck ...Read more
Hydrocodone is not working for me, how do I ask my doctor for a stronger med, I have history of drug use and I don't want him to think am "using"?
Pain control: Consider asking your doctor about what your options are (vice specifically asking for narcotics). Let him know about your current level of pain control. Depending on the type of pain other options may include things like alpha stim, acupuncture, physical therapy, message, etc. ...Read more
I took 90 mg of hydrocodone in 2 day (5 pills one day, 4 the next) then had a random drug test for work 3 days later. Did those 3 days get me clean?
My urologist usually gives me hydrocodone pain medicine but he is booked up for appointment and it is a long drive away. Can you fill my pain medicine?
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Only on the Streets: Hydrocodone is a bona fide drug used in pain management in legitimate medical settings. However, it is a controlled substance because of its propensity to be habituating and thus abused for its narcotic effect. It is an illicit drug if its use by a specific user is not backed by a legitimate prescription and its acquisition is not from a legitimate pharmacy. ...Read more
Yes: Oxycododone. And there are other formulations that have differing strengths. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the policy of the clinic. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Opiate medicines such as hydrocodone come as proprietary preparations, some elixers, some tablets. For a cough, and it has been shown many times that opiates work on the central nervous system to reduce coughing reflex, are sometimes mixed with Acetaminophen (linked with liver toxicity) and sometimes with other "cold" remedies. These are seriously addictive meds and should be used very sparingly. ...Read more
None: You should attempt to stop taking the drug. This is the best solution, don't try beating a test. Seek help, stop using if not for prescribed reasons. ...Read more
Initially: They will both usual show as opiates on the initial screen. Confirmatory testing will be more specific. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on source/cause of pain. Strongest narcotic regularly used is probably Fentanyl.Oxycodone & combinations of it like Percodan/Percocet are quite strong but even these aren't as good as simple ibuprofen for some types of pain that are inflammatory. Also, some people just respond better to one med than another. Talk w/your dr. If you need pain relief. ...Read more
Yes.: The test is for opiods and they are both opioids. ...Read more
Have to take a urine drug test and I take one 7.5 hydrocodone is it going to be in my urine the next day?
How long does clindamicyn and hydrocodone last in system? I'm nursing, stopped to take medicine. I want to make sure it's safe before I nurse again
my docs office said to stop taking hydrocodone and that its not a strong drug, that I won't have side affects been taking for 4 years. Is that true?
Depends your dose &: How long you've been on the drug. One does build up a tolerance to it's effects, and that means you need more to get the same feeling of relief. If you've been on it for only a few days, it should not be a problem. If over a year, that's another story. You say 4 years, you may want to not go full cold turkey and wean off quickly, and see how your body responds. Report back to the doctors office. ...Read more
True allergies to opiates are very rare. Usually we're talking about side effects including nausea, vomiting, constipation and other side effects. And allergic response is a particular diagnosis based on activation of the allergic system which would show up as rashes, swelling, difficulty ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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